Horizon 2020 – the EU’s research and innovation funding programme – has been running for 2 years and projects are now beginning to submit their first financial reports. This finance workshop is an extended version of our one-day finance workshop, and will provide a greater level of detail of the funding rules for the new programme, from budgets to eligible costs and on to cash flow.
The workshop is aimed at finance and administration staff involved in EU research projects, with or without a background in earlier EU programmes. It will consist of lectures and practical exercises, to be carried out in small groups with plenary feedback sessions. The workshop is designed to be interactive, and questions can be asked at any time. To facilitate this, attendance is limited to 24 participants. Please note that this workshop will not cover prizes, co-fund or risk finance. This workshop will be given in English.
The Workshop will be led by Paul Drath of Singleimage. Paul has extensive experience of EU research programmes gained over the last twenty four years, as proposal evaluator, project reviewer and participant or coordinator in more than sixteen EU funded projects. He has lectured on EU research to audiences from every EU Member State and Associated Country, and from Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. He is frequently invited to speak at events relating to EU research funding organized by Horizon 2020 National Contact Points, associations and foundations, as well as individual universities and institutes.
Day 1: draft agenda – 18 May 2016
09:00 Registration and coffee 09:30 Grants based on eligible costs: H2020 budget, project types, funding principles, funding rates, project budgets, project receipts, general cost eligibility rules 11:00 Refreshment break 11:15 Personnel costs: employees, bonuses, freelancers, SME owner managers, average personnel costs, additional remuneration 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Calculating personnel claims: time recording, hourly rates and productive time 15:00 Refreshment break 15:15 Other direct costs: consumables, recruitment, depreciation, large research infrastructures, specific unit costs, internal invoices 16:30 End of day 1
Day 2: draft agenda – 19 May 2016
09:00 Coffee 09:30 Third parties: subcontracting, services, contributions in kind, linked third parties including affiliates 11:00 Refreshment break 11:15 From evaluation result to final payment: legal status, viability checks, guarantee fund, financial reporting; EC payment timing and cash flow, financial certificates 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Marie Sklodowski-Curie: grants not based on eligible costs, main types of projects, eligibility rules, record keeping, management costs 15:00 Refreshment break 15:15 EC audit: errors and fraud, audit process and documents required, common mistakes, financial consequences 16:00 End of workshop